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The 1987–88 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began in October 1987 and concluded with the 1988 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on April 2, 1988 at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, New York. This was the 41st season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 93rd year overall where an NCAA school fielded a team.

After the season U.S. International would drop its hockey program (the school itself would eventually go bankrupt) causing the demise of the Great West Hockey Conference, the only principally west-coast conference in the history of Division I hockey.

Regular seasonEdit

Season tournamentsEdit

Tournament Dates Teams Champion
Rensselaer Holiday Tournament November 27–28 4 Rensselaer
Dexter Shoe Classic December 27–28 4 Bowling Green
Long Island Classic December 27–28 4 Boston College
Auld Lang Syne Classic December 29–30 4 Vermont
Great Lakes Invitational December 29–30 4 Wisconsin
Syracuse Invitational December 29–30 4 Clarkson
Riverfront Invitational January 2–3 4 Western Michigan
Yale Hockey Classic January 2–3 4 Cornell
Beanpot February 1, 8 4 Northeastern

Standings[1][2][3][4]Edit

1987–88 Central Collegiate Hockey Association standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Lake Superior State 32 22 4 6 50 163 97 46 33 7 6 233 139
Bowling Green* 32 19 11 2 40 190 144 45 30 13 2 258 188
Michigan State 32 18 11 3 39 151 123 46 27 16 3 222 173
Western Michigan 32 17 12 3 37 152 136 42 22 17 3 208 184
Michigan 32 17 15 0 34 140 131 41 22 19 0 176 171
Illinois-Chicago 32 14 17 1 29 137 138 39 18 20 1 170 169
Ferris State 32 11 17 4 26 118 165 40 15 20 5 155 198
Ohio State 32 7 21 4 18 116 178 40 10 24 6 138 209
Miami 32 7 24 1 15 113 168 38 12 25 1 145 187
Championship: Bowling Green
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
1987–88 ECAC Hockey standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Harvard 22 18 4 0 36 93 52 32 21 11 0 132 96
St. Lawrence†* 22 18 4 0 36 124 70 38 29 9 0 200 112
Cornell 22 15 7 0 30 98 68 28 19 9 0 121 81
Vermont 22 14 7 1 29 81 67 35 21 11 3 127 101
Colgate 22 13 8 1 27 105 63 32 18 11 3 156 104
Clarkson 22 10 9 3 23 86 82 35 17 15 3 133 125
Princeton 22 11 10 1 23 80 77 28 12 15 1 94 110
Rensselaer 22 9 13 0 18 99 91 32 15 17 0 164 125
Dartmouth 22 8 13 1 17 59 84 26 10 15 1 70 98
Yale 22 6 16 0 12 60 97 26 6 20 0 76 128
Army 22 3 17 2 8 59 119 30 9 19 2 97 151
Brown 22 2 19 1 5 46 120 26 3 22 1 63 144
Championship: St. Lawrence
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
1987–88 Great West Hockey Conference standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Alaska–Fairbanks 8 5 3 0 10 - - 31 20 9 2 172 115
U.S. International 8 4 4 0 8 - - - - - - - -
Alaska–Anchorage 8 3 5 0 6 36 34 36 18 15 3 170 121
indicates conference regular season champion
1987–88 Hockey East standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Maine 26 20 4 2 44 159 90 44 34 8 2 259 144
Northeastern* 26 13 9 4 30 115 107 38 21 13 4 155 142
Boston University 26 11 12 3 25 116 117 34 14 17 3 150 154
Lowell 26 12 14 0 24 111 119 39 20 17 2 165 166
Boston College 26 10 14 2 22 104 119 34 13 18 3 132 151
Providence 26 8 13 5 21 97 119 36 13 18 5 135 165
New Hampshire 26 6 18 2 14 86 128 30 7 20 3 101 146
Championship: Northeastern
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
1987–88 NCAA Division I Independent ice hockey standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Air Force 0 0 0 0 - - - 29 15 14 0 133 118
Alabama–Huntsville 0 0 0 0 - - - 30 11 18 1 139 159
Kent State 0 0 0 0 - - - 40 11 26 3 - -
Merrimack 0 0 0 0 - - - 40 34 6 0 261 98
Notre Dame 0 0 0 0 - - - 33 27 4 2 222 114
St. Cloud State 0 0 0 0 - - - 37 11 25 1 131 231
1987–88 Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Minnesota 35 28 7 0 56 167 107 44 34 10 0 209 125
Wisconsin* 35 22 12 1 45 163 125 45 30 13 2 205 161
Denver 35 19 14 2 40 169 152 39 20 17 2 184 170
Michigan Tech 35 19 15 1 39 165 158 41 20 20 1 189 188
North Dakota 35 16 18 1 33 147 140 42 21 20 1 174 160
Minnesota-Duluth 35 15 18 2 32 143 155 41 18 21 2 163 179
Northern Michigan 35 14 17 4 32 145 147 40 16 20 4 164 159
Colorado College 35 3 31 1 7 102 206 38 4 33 1 111 222
Championship: Wisconsin
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

1988 NCAA Tournament[5]Edit

  First Round
March 18-20
Quarterfinals
March 25-27
Frozen Four
March 31-April 1
National Championship
April 2
                                             
  E1 Maine 5 4 9  
  W4 Bowling Green 1 3 4  
W4 Bowling Green 5 5 10  
E5 Vermont 1 1 2
  E1 Maine 3  
  W2 Lake Superior State 6  
  W2 Lake Superior State 3 5 8
  W6 Merrimack 4 0 4  
E3 Northeastern 5 3 8  
W6 Merrimack 3 7 10
  W2 Lake Superior State 4*
  E2 St. Lawrence 3
  W1 Minnesota 4 4 8  
  W5 Michigan State 2 3 5  
E4 Harvard 5 3 8  
W5 Michigan State 6 5 11
  W1 Minnesota 2
  E2 St. Lawrence 3  
  E2 St. Lawrence 7 3 10
  W3 Wisconsin 0 4 4  
W3 Wisconsin 7 4 11   Third Place Game
E6 Lowell 3 2 5
E1 Maine 5
W1 Minnesota 2

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Player statsEdit

Scoring leaders[6]Edit

The following players led the league in points at the conclusion of the season.

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player Class Team GP G A Pts PIM
Johnson, SteveSteve Johnson Senior North Dakota 42 34 51 85 28
Capuano, DaveDave Capuano Sophomore Maine 42 34 51 85 51
Polillo, PaulPaul Polillo Sophomore Western Michigan 42 25 60 85 34
Street, KeithKeith Street Junior Alaska–Fairbanks 31 37 46 83 30
Emerson, NelsonNelson Emerson Sophomore Bowling Green 45 34 49 83 54
Vermette, MarkMark Vermette Junior Lake Superior State 46 45 30 75 154
Golden, MikeMike Golden Senior Maine 44 31 44 75 46
Parks, GregGreg Parks Junior Bowling Green 45 30 44 74 86
Berger, PhilPhil Berger Junior Northern Michigan 38 40 32 72 22
McNeill, MikeMike McNeill Senior Notre Dame 32 28 44 72 12

Leading goaltenders[6]Edit

The following goaltenders led the league in goals against average at the end of the regular season while playing at least 33% of their team's total minutes.

GP = Games played; Min = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/shootout losses; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

Player Class Team GP Min W L OT GA SO SV% GAA
Hoffort, BruceBruce Hoffort Freshman Lake Superior State 31 1787 23 4 3 79 2 .909 2.65
Stauber, RobbRobb Stauber Sophomore Minnesota 44 2621 34 10 0 119 5 .913 2.72
Millham, MikeMike Millham Freshman Vermont 18 1054 11 5 1 48 - .885 2.73
D'Alessio, CorrieCorrie D'Alessio Freshman Cornell 25 1457 17 8 0 67 0 .910 2.76
Cohen, PaulPaul Cohen Junior St. Lawrence 30 1707 - - - 80 2 .903 2.78
Delaney, EliasElias Delaney Junior Vermont 10 507 6 2 2 25 - .887 2.96
Cowley, WayneWayne Cowley Junior Colgate 20 1162 11 7 1 58 1 - 2.99
King, ScottScott King Sophomore Maine 33 1762 25 5 1 91 0 .896 3.10
Meyhoff, ChadChad Meyhoff Sophomore Alaska-Anchorage - - - - - - 1 .885 3.16
Fletcher, JohnJohn Fletcher Sophomore Clarkson 33 1820 16 11 3 97 1 .908 3.20

AwardsEdit

NCAAEdit

Award[7] Recipient
Hobey Baker Memorial Award Robb Stauber, Minnesota
Spencer Penrose Award (Coach of the Year) Frank Anzalone, Lake Superior State
Most Outstanding Player in NCAA Tournament Bruce Hoffort, Lake Superior State

AHCA All-American Teams[8]
East First Team   Position   West First Team
Bruce Racine, Northeastern G Robb Stauber, Minnesota
Jack Capuano, Maine D Scott Paluch, Bowling Green
Brian McColgan, St. Lawrence D Paul Stanton, Wisconsin
Rejean Boivin, Colgate F Steve Johnson, North Dakota
Dave Capuano, Maine F Paul Ranheim, Wisconsin
Pete Lappin, St. Lawrence F Mark Vermette, Lake Superior State
East Second Team   Position   West Second Team
John Fletcher, Clarkson G Dean Anderson, Wisconsin
Brian Dowd, Northeastern D Mike DeAngelis, Minnesota-Duluth
Don Sweeney, Harvard D Randy Skarda, Minnesota
Luciano Borsato, Clarkson F Phil Berger, Northern Michigan
Gord Cruickshank, Providence F Nelson Emerson, Bowling Green
Mike Golden, Maine F Steve Tuttle, Wisconsin
Mike McHugh, Maine F

CCHAEdit

Awards[9] Recipient
Player of the Year Mark Vermette, Lake Superior State
Rookie of the Year John DePourcq, Ferris State
Coach of the Year Frank Anzalone, Lake Superior State
Most Valuable Player in Tournament Paul Connell, Bowling Green

All-CCHA Teams[10]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Bruce Hoffort, Lake Superior State G Jason Muzzatti, Michigan State
Tim Tilley, Michigan State D Kord Cernich, Lake Superior State
Scott Paluch, Bowling Green D Mike Posma, Western Michigan
D Barry McKinlay, Illinois-Chicago
Mark Vermette, Lake Superior State F Mike de Carle, Lake Superior State
Nelson Emerson, Bowling Green F Bobby Reynolds, Michigan State
Paul Polillo, Western Michigan F Ron Hoover, Western Michigan

ECACEdit

Award[11] Recipient
Player of the Year Pete Lappin, St. Lawrence
Rookie of the Year Trent Andison, Cornell
Coach of the Year Bill Cleary, Harvard
Mike Gilligan, Vermont
Most Outstanding Player in Tournament Pete Lappin, St. Lawrence

All-ECAC Hockey Teams[12][13]
First Team   Position   Second Team
John Fletcher, Clarkson G Steve Laurin, Dartmouth
Brian McColgan, St. Lawrence D Chris Norton, Cornell
Don Sweeney, Harvard D Hank Lammens, St. Lawrence
Pete Lappin, St. Lawrence F Luciano Borsato, Clarkson
Rejean Boivin, Colgate F Ian Boyce, Vermont
John Messuri, Princeton F Kyle McDonough, Vermont
Rookie Team   Position  
Corrie D'Alessio, Cornell G
Mark Salsbury, Princeton G
Andy Cesarski, Princeton D
Steve Poapst, Colgate D
Dave Tretowicz, Clarkson D
Stephane Venne, Vermont D
Trent Andison, Cornell F
Peter Ciavaglia, Harvard F
Bruce Coles, Rensselaer F
Joé Juneau, Rensselaer F
John LeClair, Vermont F
Rob Tobin, Army F

Hockey EastEdit

Award[14] Recipient
Player of the Year Mike McHugh, Maine
Rookie of the Year Mario Thyer, Maine
Coach of the Year Award Shawn Walsh, Maine
William Flynn Tournament Most Valuable Player Bruce Racine, Northeastern

All-Hockey East Teams[15][16]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Scott King, Maine G David Littman, Boston College
Jack Capuano, Maine D Carl Valimont, Lowell
Brian Dowd, Northeastern D Claude Lodin, Northeastern
Mike McHugh, Maine F Mike Golden, Maine
Dave Capuano, Maine F Mike Kelfer, Boston University
David O'Brien, Northeastern F Dan Shea, Boston College
Rookie Team   Position  
Pat Morrison, New Hampshire G
Will Averill, Northeastern D
Tom Dion, Boston University D
David Emma, Boston College F
Mario Thyer, Maine F
Chris Winnes, New Hampshire F

WCHAEdit

Award[17] Recipient
Most Valuable Player Robb Stauber, Minnesota
Freshman of the Year Rick Berens, Denver
Goaltender of the Year Robb Stauber, Minnesota
Student-Athlete of the Year Steve Johnson, North Dakota
Coach of the Year Herb Boxer, Michigan Tech
Most Valuable Player in Tournament Dean Anderson, Wisconsin

All-WCHA Teams[18]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Robb Stauber, Minnesota G Dean Anderson, Wisconsin
Mike DeAngelis, Minnesota-Duluth D Todd Richards, Minnesota
Randy Skarda, Minnesota D Paul Stanton, Wisconsin
Phil Berger, Northern Michigan F Steve Tuttle, Wisconsin
Paul Ranheim, Wisconsin F John Archibald, Michigan Tech
Steve Johnson, North Dakota F Daryn McBride, Denver

ReferencesEdit

  1. "2012-13 CCHA Media Guide", CCHA. Retrieved on 2014-06-29. 
  2. "2008-09 ECAC Hockey Media Guide", ECAC Hockey. Retrieved on 2014-06-29. 
  3. "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide", Hockey East. Retrieved on 2014-06-29. 
  4. "2008-09 WCHA Yearbook 113-128", WCHA. Retrieved on 2014-06-29. 
  5. "NCAA Tournament", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 1987-88 NCAA Division I Statistics. Elite Prospects. Retrieved on 2016-06-04.
  7. "NCAA Division I Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on June 11, 2013. 
  8. "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners", NCAA.org. Retrieved on June 11, 2013. 
  9. "CCHA Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  10. "CCHA All-Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  11. "ECAC Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  12. "ECAC All-Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  13. "ECAC All-Rookie Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  14. "Hockey East Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  15. "Hockey East All-Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  16. "Hockey East All-Rookie Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  17. "WCHA Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  18. "WCHA All-Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 

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